The Industry Advisory Board of the Faculty of Automotive Engineering

The Advisory Board was founded on 13 July 1995 with the particular objectives of:

  • improving the collaboration between the companies involved on the one hand and Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, especially the Faculty of Automotive Engineering, on the other,
  • shaping the content of the study programmes so it is of practical relevance and
  • providing places for student interns and Bachelor students.

Members of the Industry Advisory Board

Mr. Gerhard Baum, Schäffler AG
Mr. Gerhard Beninga, Daimler AG
Mr. Dr.-Ing. Martin Braun, Andreas Stihl AG & Co.KG
Mr. Martin H. Burgbacher, Mercedes-AMG GmbH
Mr. Dr.-Ing. Michael Holzer, Audi AG
Mr. Michael Dimitrov, Porsche AG
Mr. Dr. Simon Edwards, Ricardo Deutschland GmbH
Mr. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Thomas Emmert, TÜV SÜD Auto Service GmbH
Mr. Dr. Wolfgang Glaser, Daimler AG
Mr. Dr. Michael Hilgers, Daimler AG
Mr. Gerhard Hofmann, BMW Group AG
Mr. Stefan Huvendiek, Daimler AG
Mr. Jens Nebel, EDAG Engineering + Design AG
Mrs. Senay Pillny, BMW Group AG
Mr. Jörg Rückauf, MAHLE International GmbH
Mr.Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Walliser, ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Mr. Heiko Weller, Robert Bosch GmbH

Faculty members

Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nikolas Apel, Associate Dean and Dean of Studies
Mr. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Brunner, Associate Dean and Academic Director Automotive Engineering B.Eng.
Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Haag, Dean
Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gregor Rottenkolber, Associate Dean and Academic Director Automotive Engineering M.Eng.
Mr. Prof. Dr. Norbert Schreier, Associate Dean and Academic Director Automotive Systems B.Eng.
Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Schuler

Honorary members

Mr. Dr. Uwe Mohr, Mahle International GmbH

Mr. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Schöpf, former Board Member for Car Development DaimlerCrysler

Mr. Prof. Dipl.-Ing., Prof. h.c. Gerhard Walliser, former dean of the Faculty of Automotive Engineering

Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Wilken, former Behr Company

Apply for summer semester 2021!

Application period for programmes starting in the summer semester 2021
Bachelor’s programmes: 1 December 2020 to 15 january 2021
Master’s programmes (German): 15 October 2020 to 15 January 2021
Applicants to our international programmes should please see the Graduate School website for deadlines

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